Chroy Changvar Location Profile
Looking over the river flowing through Phnom Penh, you will see the most potential area of the city: Chroy Changvar. Chroy Changvar is located at the confluence of the Mekong River and Tonle Sap River. It is a constantly developing area and an important part of Phnom Penh. With the large number of hotels and restaurants gathering and the rise of the hotel service industry, in just ten years, Chroy Changvar has developed from empty land to one of the most developed areas in Phnom Penh. The changes in Chroy Changvar are surprising. Its development speed is far faster than other suburbs in Phnom Penh, and many famous large-scale investment projects have also settled in Chroy Changvar.
Most people like to gaze out over the river the runs through Phnom Penh. But if you look at the opposite bank you’ll see one of the most up-and-coming districts in the city. Chroy Changvar district encompasses the peninsula formed by the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, as well as Koh Dach, or Silk Island.
National Highway 6A runs through Chroy Changvar. It provides a direct route to the important provinces of Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, and Kampong Cham.
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Part of Phnom Penh, Chroy Changvar is the name of both the district and the peninsula it encompasses.
Chroy Changvar is across the river from central Phnom Penh. It is connected to the centre of the city by a pair of bridges. The Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge and Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge were also instrumental in the neighbourhood’s rise. The latter was originally built back in the 1960s, but saw major renovations in the first half of 2019.
There’s also a bridge to the peninsula farther north in the Prek Pnov area of the capital.
Chroy Changvar was a part of Russey Keo district until 2013. It’s made up of five communes:
- Preaek Lieb
- Preaek Ta Sek
- Chroy Changvar
- Bak Kaeng
- Koh Dach